Saturday Morning Walk

As I’ve mentioned previously when I have house viewings I usually take Cindy for a walk. This has not been a whole lot of fun as most of my house viewings seem to take place on wet days and I end up heading for the nearest bit of shelter I can find. However, this week the two viewings I’ve had were on dry days so Cindy got a run on land by the football ground and I decided to look out for some photos for Cee’s Challenges.

There is a farm not far from my place and the boundary comes pretty near to the road. As I was walking past I noticed that behind the glass blowers studio was some old wooden fencing that would make a good photo. I don’t normally go round the back of that building but nobody was around today.

It was not easy to take photographs while holding Cindy with one hand and the smartphone decided to be particularly annoying by opening apps I didn’t want instead of the camera app and then taking random photos of my hands and feet when it did decide to work. Believe me, it was very nearly an ex smartphone today.

I did manage to get a couple of other photos while I was there but may return another day with my real camera and without Cindy.

I did not need a photo of my foot!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made of Wood

In My Neck of the Woods

Geeveston is a town that strongly identifies with timber so it is very easy to find it in the local landscape.

This morning I had a house viewing so once again set off with Cindy for a walk. I took these first three photos with my smartphone.

An old apple packing shed on the Huon Highway.

Wood carving is a bit of a thing around here. The town is well known for its wooden statues of local characters. Chainsaw carving can produce some surprisingly detailed sculptures too.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Take New Photos Any Topic

New!

Taking new photographs has been a challenge this winter. I haven’t been out and about with the camera much and sometimes I get tired of taking photographs of things around the house. So I decided that for this week’s challenge I would take at least one new photo to share each day.

Friday: one of my potted daffodils.

Friday: Daffodil

Saturday: I call these my surprise bulbs. Every year I replant the bulbs in my pots by the garden shed when they die off. I’m never sure if they will grow so when they do it’s a nice surprise. These are last year’s bulbs.

Sunday: Nope, sorry no picture. I was busy pruning the roses for the best part of the day as it was sunny. When I decided to pack it in it rained.

Monday: I was tidying up the school textbooks at the Op Shop and took a photo for our Facebook page. A lot of local parents homeschool and I created the shelf to help them find materials.

Tuesday: I spent an hour or two cleaning dolls, some of my own and some for the Op Shop. This is one who is going back to the shop. She is a Disney Princess, probably Belle.

Disney Princess doll from the Op Shop

Share Your World 2019: 19 August

QUESTIONS:   

What would be your solution to the over-population of the earth?   Earth has finite resources and humanity seems to be breeding themselves to extinction.   Some countries have tried restricting the number of children a couple or a person can have, with little success.  So what other viable options are there for reducing the number of people? 

I don’t agree with restricting the number of children a person can have. It did not work very well for China. I do think that people should practice birth control and consider whether they can support a family. Honestly, I think in this day and age having six or more children is impractical for many people. In older times child mortality rates were higher and contraception not available so it was natural to have large families.

Global Population Projection Grids Based on SSPs, 2050: Total Population - SSP5

Birth control on its own is not going to solve the problem though. We need to be more mindful of using the resources we have and yes maybe we do need to start thinking about the space program again. One day this poor old Earth will wear out and we will need somewhere to go although knowing us we’ll probably want someone else’s planet rather than find our own.

Okay, the rest will be ‘recycled’ questions.   I got a Sunshine Blogger Award recently and I thought some of the questions on that post were kinda nifty.   So “recycle”!  

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

If we really do have auras it would be interesting if we could see them. It would certainly help with determining people’s moods.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

I know a lot of facts, many ridiculous but I don’t have instant recall so I’ll pass on this one.

What are the unwritten rules of where you work? If you don’t work (retired or unemployed) what are the unwritten rules you live your life by?

At the Op Shop where I volunteer several days a week, the unwritten rule is that you never refuse to accept a donation. Our little shop is not run by a national charity, it’s run by local people for local people and we rely on their donations so we don’t want them to think we don’t value what they bring or that we have too much of an item. If they stopped bringing things we’d have nothing to sell.

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

I don’t have a problem with it.

Toilet paper, over or under?

I worked in a hotel where we were required to put it over with corners folded to form a point. I still do over but don’t do the fold unless there is a house inspection and I’m feeling fussy.

What’s the best type of cheese?

There is no best type of cheese, except maybe cheese you don’t have to pay for. Everyone likes different types of cheese or if they are lactose intolerant no cheese at all.

A Photo A Week: Yellow

Mellow Yellows

This is the perfect time for yellows. My daffodils are all in full bloom. I do love daffodils, the big King Alfreds are my favourites but I have other varieties too.

As it is still winter here we also have wattle in bloom. A bus driver I used to know used to say “When you see the wattle you’ll see the snow.” I always think of that in August and sure enough, although we’ve not had low-level snow this month we have had falls on the mountains.

Winter Wattle

I’m very partial to yellow flowers. Here are some more.

yellow flowers in springtime.
Rose and buds, the same bush
Jonquils 2019

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

As Lovely As A Tree

I think that I shall never see  
A poem lovely as a tree.  

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I haven’t managed to join in any of Cee’s Challenges for a couple of weeks. I never seem to be ready with a post in time but this week I am determined even if it has to be photos from the archives like this one of my beloved apple tree.

The apple tree October 2018